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DFS members will receive an E-mail link on 6/6 to enable them to watch this film. Leila Slimani’s critically acclaimed, international bestseller “The Perfect Nanny” — aka “Chanson Douce” — is on the big screen. The story follows Myriam, a lawyer who decides to return to work after having children. She and her husband think they’ve found the perfect nanny for their son and daughter. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy,…Find out more »
On SA, June 13 Desert Film Society members will receive a link to view this film orig scheduled for May 2. A video introduction will feature Melissa Dollman and Devin Orgeron.Find out more »
DFS members will receive an E-mail link on 6/27 to enable them to watch this film. COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE MRS G. tells the story of Mrs. Lea Gottlieb, the legendary designer, founder and owner of the Gottex swimwear empire. Gottlieb was a woman full of contradictions who knew how to recover from periods of crisis – from surviving the Holocaust, establishing a small factory in Israel, to her phenomenal success abroad. The film follows Mrs. G’s incredible creativeness along…Find out more »
DFS Members will be sent a link on 7/11 to watch this film. Oscar®-winner Caroline Link (All About Me, Nowhere in Africa) adapted Judith Kerr’s bestseller When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, a true story about parting, family cohesion, and optimism, for the screen.Find out more »
July 25, 2020. WHITE LIE - Canada - 96 min. A character-driven psychological thriller film from the promising new Toronto-based directors Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas.
A troubled young woman traps herself in a dangerous spiral of deception in WHITE LIE
fabricating a cancer diagnosis in order to solicit attention, sympathy and charitable cash donations. This Toronto world premiere from Canadian writer-director duo Calvin Thomas and Yonah Lewis is the kind of intelligent, well-crafted indie thriller that earns respectable notices and festival bookings. Theatrical prospects will likely be niche, though its gripping race-against-time plot and newsworthy subject matter should boost the film's audience potential. The factitious disorder of falsely announcing a serious medical condition on social media, which psychiatrists have dubbed “Munchausen by Internet,” has escalated in recent years, with several high-profile fraudsters exposed and jailed.
Kacey Rohl dominates the film with her stunning and superbly textured performance as Katie — who variously comes across as an average young woman, a scared, abandoned little girl, and a Machiavellian schemer — and she's supported by an amazing cast that includes Martin Donovan, Connor Jessup, Amber Anderson, Sharon Lewis, Christine Horne, and Dan BeirneFind out more »
August 8, 2020 - Israel Founded by Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel—the first Muslim Arab to win Israel's MasterChef—the A-sham Arabic Food Festival is creating social change through food. At the Festival, Arab and Jewish Israeli chefs collaborate on delectable dishes, working together to transform traditional recipes. Celebrating their unique cultural heritages and their common love of food, the chefs prove that there is no space for religion and politics in the kitchen.Find out more »
On August 22, 2020 DFS members will receive an E-mail link to watch this.
For many, he is above all the fluffy and at the same time ingenious investigator who transfers the powerful to their luxury villas in a crumpled trench coat. But Peter Falk not only embodied Inspector Columbo, but also worked as an actor with directors such as Frank Capra, Sydney Pollack, John Cassavetes and Blake Edwards.Find out more »
Based on true events, a meek woman in an unhappy marriage and her emotionally distant son have to cover up her husband’s accidental death while avoiding his mother, employer, and drug dealer. She must get a job and learn to drive, to keep up the act to find a better life for her and her son. Director: Arash Zaree Writers: Mehdi Jafarian | Arash Zaree Producer: Mehdi Jafarian Running Time: 102 min Genre: Thriller Language: Persian Distributor: Shoreline Official site: (shorelineentertainment.com) https://vimeo.com/266861860 Doors at Camelot…Find out more »
MY DOG STUPID is based on the short story of the same name written by novelist John Fante. The film is a bitter sweet comedy about a middle-age couple (played by the real-life-couple Yvan Attal and Charlotte Gainsbourg), whose already poor marital bliss is being challenged by the sudden arrival of a impolite, smelly, huge mastiff in their family. Running Time: 106 min Genre: Comedy Director: Yvan Attal Language: French with English subtitles Distributor: CMT Booking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liPJndzp1LAFind out more »
November 14, 2020 - A 90-minute event consisting of the short film FEELING THROUGH (18 minutes), an accompanying making-of documentary (24 minutes) and a panel discussion with creator Doug Roland and representatives from the DeafBlind community.Find out more »